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Reinforcing Capacity Building for Defending Biodiversity in the Palestinian Territories

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 294936

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 558 920

  • EU contribution

    € 499 237

Coordinated by:

AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY

Palestine

Objective

The objective of DEBPAL is to reinforce the cooperation capacities of Al-Quds University, to improve its researches activities in defence and recovery of Biodiversity (including Agro-Biodiversity), in the interlinked fields of conservation and restoration as requested by the international Convention on Biological Diversity, a major commitment in the European Union main politics.
The Palestinian Territories are an emblematic case of massive Biodiversity loss, determining a series of severe consequences on the nature’s state and on human life and economy. From this point of view it is important to remember that the Convention on Biological Diversity considerate the Agro-Biodiversity an essential part of the Biodiversity inextricable whole, to protected by the States Parties. Therefore, the competences, techniques and technologies that will be developed in AQU are focused at integrating Biodiversity, cultural and social perspectives into a coherent sustainable landscape management.
This approach is strategic for the Palestinian Territories but also, in a larger dimension, for the whole of the Mediterranean Region, where the erosion of Biodiversity is a worsening and expanding problem due to the human impact on the environment and the absence of consistent global politics to combat and control it.
The Capacity building of AL-Quds University in this strategic field will be increased by :
Networking and joint research activities in Biodiversity conservation and restoration and related socio-economic aspects, with a well experienced Italian University.
Training in nursery activities with a Italian SME already involved in several EU research project in this field.
Training in EU projects approach, selection, preparation and submission, with a Belgian not for profit research association.
Development of an Al Quds University’s research/policy strategy, able to support the Government in its related planning activities, according to the EU Policy and objectives.
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Coordinator

AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY

Address

Hind Husseini Building, Herod'S Gate, Jerusalem
91904 East Jerusalem

Palestine

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 250 137

Administrative Contact

Mutaz Al-Qutob (Dr.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 119 095

VELTHA IVZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 89 880

VIVAI TORSANLORENZO SOCIETA AGRICOLA SEMPLICE DI MARGHERITI MARIO EC

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 294936

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 558 920

  • EU contribution

    € 499 237

Coordinated by:

AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY

Palestine